Emma Cooke

Food and lifestyle blogger from Brisbane who loves healthy cooking; this is often conflicted by a fondness for sweets. I can be found on www.asplashofvanilla.com

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  • Quick & easy danishes

    17th June 2018

    Some easy peasy danishes I whipped up today which were so good I wanted to keep a recipe so I could make them again. Quick & Easy Danishes; 2 squares puff pastry Cherry jam (or any jam you prefer) + 1/2 tspn vanilla extract, stirred to combine Cinnamon sugar 1 tblspn melted butter Icing: Scant[read more...]

  • Summer black bean salad

    10th February 2018

    We’ve been living on this all summer – spicy and delicious, it’s super easy to put together earlier in the day then you get to just pour it into a bowl and enjoy it for dinner. Summer black bean salad: Dressing: 2 tspns maple syrup 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 tspn Dijon mustard Pinch chilli[read more...]

  • Slow cooker BBQ chilli maple shredded chicken burgers (and a review of the Cuisinart 3 in 1 MSC-600A Multi Cooker)

    25th January 2018

    This is so exciting I thought it well worth while coming back to blogging after a bit of a break. Everten, an Australian home goods and kitchenware company I often shop from, recently offered me a free product to review for free and I chose this baby – how lucky am I?!  So I promptly made a[read more...]

  • Earl Grey & honey layer cakes

    21st July 2017

    Ok this is pretty gorgeous you guys. The fragrant, slightly floral tea flavoured cake with thick, sweet honey icing is lovely. I made 2 mini layer cakes but you could easily make this in a loaf tin or round standard sized tin. Recipe for Earl Grey & honey layer cake: 200mls milk 2 heaped tspns Earl Grey[read more...]

  • Carrot & sweet potato soup

    18th May 2017

    I made this impromptu soup today and it was so lovely; thick, creamy, rich, full of vegies yet surprisingly low in calories. Recipe for carrot & sweet potato soup: 1 x 20ml tblspn olive oil 1 x 20ml tblspn unsalted butter 1 tspn curry powder 1/2 tspn ground cumin 1 medium brown onion, chopped 2 cloves[read more...]